Tag Archives for Cattle

Weather Extremes and Smallholding Resilience

Here is a link to a post I wrote for the Permaculture Association’s blog concerning recent and likely future impact of weather extremes on smallholders – focusing on the issue of water, and especially on using willow as a drought-insurance … Continue reading

01. May 2014 by admin
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Beltane and the Transhumance

I am sorry to say that I didn’t rise at 5.00am today to see one of the local Morris sides dance the Sun up for Beltane morn at Haytor up on the moor – the weather forecast last night for … Continue reading

01. May 2014 by admin
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The Sacrificial Paddock: Opportunities

Rather than having them housed in a barn all winter, I choose to out-winter my cattle. Like my other livestock, I selected a breed – Dexters – that are hardy and, given the right shelter, facilities and feed, well able … Continue reading

30. April 2014 by admin
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